GIMP Bible 2010 by Jason van Gumster

By Jason van Gumster

The final word reference and consultant to the GNU picture manipulation programGIMP is a unfastened, Photoshop-like snapshot manipulation software, and as its use grows, so does the call for for particular guideline on find out how to get the very such a lot out of it. GIMP Bible is the main entire and present autonomous GIMP reference on hand that is going past legitimate documentation.If you are a electronic artist or photographer, the step by step factors during this authoritative consultant allow you to power-use GIMP all through a creation pipeline. issues comprise realizing the GIMP interface and the way to paintings with it, the best way to use all of GIMP's instruments to create top quality photos, GIMP's default filters and plug-ins, complex suggestions for personalization with Python and Scheme scripting, and lots more and plenty more.GIMP (GNU photo Manipulation application) is a loose snap shots editor that runs on Linux, home windows, or Macs; it truly is used to technique electronic images and pictures together with developing snap shots and emblems, resizing and cropping photographs, changing shades, combining photographs, growing easy GIF lively photographs, and moreWhether you are a electronic artist, expert photographer, or newbie, this designated how-to indicates you top practices, worthwhile thoughts, and valuable assistance for buying the main out of GIMP on your projectsTopics contain the GIMP interface and the way to paintings with it, in-depth description of GIMP's instruments and the way to take advantage of them to create high quality photographs, a finished reference for all of GIMP's default filters and customary plug-ins, and complex customization with Python and Scheme scriptingGet the main out of this unfastened photo modifying software in your creation pipeline with the GIMP Bible.Note: CD-ROM/DVD and different supplementary fabrics aren't integrated as a part of publication dossier.

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By default, these coordinates are given in pixel units. However, you can use the drop-down button next to the Pointer Coordinates to select any other types of units you would like to use, including real-world measurements like centimeters and inches as well as typographical units like points and picas. Of course, for non-pixel units, it’s helpful to know what resolution your image is and you should probably disable Dot For Dot in the View menu (View ➪ Dot For Dot). There’s more information on this in Chapter 2.

8 series, and for general-purpose graphics work GIMP performs admirably. However, print professionals may miss some useful features that they would expect from a raster graphics program like Photoshop. For example, GIMP supports RGBA (Red, Green, Blue, Alpha) images with 8 bits per channel, grayscale images, and images with a fixed color palette. However, it does not currently have native support for the more print-friendly Pantone or CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black) color spaces or images with 16 or 32 bits per channel.

Palettes — Like with the Colormap dialog, this one is specifically useful for images with an indexed color palette. From here, you can choose from a set of preset palettes or create your own. Fonts — This dialog is specifically meant for the Text tool (see Chapter 10), but it’s a good, quick way to see what fonts you have available from within GIMP. Also, if you’ve added a new font to your system while working, this dialog will allow you to update the list of available fonts without having to restart GIMP.

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